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The Bruery Wineification

The Bruery Wineification
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Formerly brewed at The Bruery
Style: Fruit Beer
Placentia, California USA
Serve in Flute, Shaker


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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.78/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 471   ABV: 15.7%
A collaboration with Fess Parker and Saarloos & Sons

The "wineification" of beer has been a constant topic of discussion these days, so why not just take a step further and blend the two? We took our Black Tuesday Imperial Stout and fermented it along with late harvest Syrah grapes from the vineyards of Los Olivos, from our good friends at both Fess Parker and Saarloos & Sons. We then aged this wine/beer hybrid in French Oak barrels, waiting for the perfect time to bottle it up. The flavor profile is remarkable. Notes of black cherry, vanilla, cinnamon, oak, aged balsamic, port wine and a sherry-like oxidation from the barrels. This beer is like nothing that you have ever tried before.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (12726) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2015
Bottle split at Bruces pad - for the last time, thanks to Kenny, 27/03/15. Light black with a decent tan covering that clears edgeward. Nose is spice, rich fruits, toffee, dark fruit rinds, light booze, herbal. Taste comprises red berry, spice, wine barrel notes, tangy berry, light sour effect. Full full bodied, fine carbonation, light booze in the close. Decent stuff, fruit beer? hmmm.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (10080) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 13, 2015
Bottle... Pours dark brown with a small, creamy, khaki head that’s gone faster than you can say “quick.” The aromatics are reminiscent of a hearty red wine – red and dark berries, alcohol and a slight cocoa element. Full-bodied with modest carbonation. The flavor is roasty, semi-sweet, mildly tart and fruity - dark berries and purple grapes. Finishes tangy and only a tad boozy. Once again, Black Tuesday proves to be a versatile base beer. Very nice. Bottle courtesy of landhoney!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (18139) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2015
27th March 2015
Swan Song at Bruce’s. Cloudy dark amber beer, small bubbly tan head. Palate is light and fairly dry. Mild fine carbonation. Mellow dark malts with dark chocolate. Light wood. Alcohol spice. Mild fruits and ripe grape. Peppery spice. Touches of blackcurrant and red wine. It gets more complex as it warms up. Started as a 3.3 but rose to a 3.6

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
The_Osprey (3233) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2015
Bottle share, thanks to Ken. Black, small ring of tan head. Aroma is bovril, pot noodle, dried fruits, strawberry. Strange mix of sweetness and savoury oxidation. Body is medium, smooth, tingly carbonation. Taste is unbelievably sweet, thin flavour, plasticky, rich thick balsamic. This isn’t my sort of thing at all, but glad to try it!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (13979) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2015
Bottle shared in London - many thanks to Kenny. Pours oily black with a creamy tan head. The nose has burnt wood, dark fruits, licorice, earth. Medium to big sweet flavor with some liquefied fruits, light char, smoke, maple syrup, raisins. Full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Warming finish with more ripe dark fruits, charcoal, cocoa, earth, lightly tangy berries. Pretty tasty given the strength.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Scopey (9017) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2015 Bottle thanks to Ken, it pours dark brown with a small tan head. The nose is soft, juicy, vanilla, plum, red grape, jam, icing sugar, blackcurrant and candy. The taste is earthy, wood, leather, some acidity, must, blackcurrant, jammy, sticky, cloying sweetness, wood, spice and and dirt with a dry finish. Full body and fine carbonation. So sticky and chewy..... Tough going for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DesertDevil (647) - Arizona, USA - MAR 22, 2015
750-ml bottle. Mellow nose of mild bourbon, heavy vinous tone, light balsamic vinegar, an earthy bark note, and faint root beer. Pours dark brown with purple highlights; no head. Nice blend of deep Syrah grapes, roasted barley, spoiled apple, a solid amount of alcohol heat, charred oak, moderate tannins, minor tartness, a hint of vanilla, and white grape juice. Heavy body, tart finish. A decent wine/beer hybrid as neither the Syrah nor the Black Tuesday overwhelm the other’s flavors.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dr_Fellini (828) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAR 10, 2015
Draft at the Bruery. Thanks Moe! Pours a deep brown to black color with a tan head. Aroma is complex, light sour grape tartness with oak, char, smoke. Flavor is like tart burnt grapes, with some other sweet flavors in there as well. Very unique beer. Glad I got to try this one.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
crossovert (9190) - Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2014
750ml bottle. This is just pure diabetes with a curranty balsamic character. Literally its soy sauce mixed with balsamic vinegar. If that sounds good to you, check this out. Oh did i mention the heavy booziness?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tectactoe (3118) - Michigan, USA - NOV 28, 2014
Bottle: Thanks, Mike! Very deep color, basically black with a slight indigo & brown tint near the top. Tan, leathery & indigo tinted head on tap that fades out quickly. Aroma is like a berry cordial dessert. Dense chocolate & fudge underbody with an overture of rich berry jam, red grapes, & a HUGE Pinot Noir vinous character. Raspberry. Chocolate. Flavor is loaded with grape jam & raspberry marmalade mashed into a Black Tuesday. Toned down sweetness with a mild vinous character cutting it. Red grape, booze, roast, mild chocolate, & a decent amount of oak. Grape jam & chocolate drizzle finish with a boozy red wine flavor accompanied with a strong warmth that lingers.

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